June 7, 2010
"I cannot imagine life without Netezza." – from a tweet by "noogle" (Twitter, 11 May 2010) Late in May, members of my team and I were in Tokyo's ultra-bustling Shibuya district for a few days on our "worldwide whirlwind training tour" with the global field sales teams regarding the details of the TwinFin i-Class product offering. The late-night scene, hairstyles and outfits there border on the outrageously-hip. There are high-def billboards, electronic gadgets, and of course the bright lights of retailers, bars, clubs and restaurants all through Shibuya. Advances in high technology are virtually 2nd nature to the people there. So with that as the backdrop, imagine the surprise of hearing over a beer or two (see earlier reference to bars & clubs in Shibuya) that a customer "could not live without Netezza".